Treatment and Prevention of Hepatitis in Dogs Through Ayurveda
Dogs being beloved pets have the most attention from their owners. Unknowingly dogs get prone to many diseases that are fatal and hard to deal with. Hepatitis is such a fatal viral disease that affects dogs and compromises their body organs. Young dogs have a high mortality rate against this viral infection caused by the Canine virus. In this article, we will discuss the causes, symptoms, precautions, and ayurvedic treatment for hepatitis in dogs
Hepatitis can occur in all dog breeds in different parts of the world, while the most common infected breeds of dogs are Labrador, Doberman, Springer Spaniels, Chihuahuas, etc.
Hepatitis in dogs is subdivided into two types
- Acute canine hepatitis infection – This is an acute form of hepatitis in dogs that manifest only for a few days. The symptoms may be slight and resolve within days of taking proper treatment.
- Chronic canine hepatitis infection –This chronic stage of hepatitis is very infectious and hard to cure, due to its spread and effects on different organs, and blood vessels of the body.
An infectious dog can spread the hepatitis virus through its fecal matter and urine for about six months, even after recovery.
As we all know the basic elements of the human body are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha doshas. Any imbalance in these doshas leads to body ailments. Liver diseases like Hepatitis are also a cause of such imbalance that occurs due to bad lifestyle and other agantuj (external) factors. The liver is very important for daily energy production and proper metabolism. Thus, proper treatment for the cure of Hepatitis is explained further in the article.
The Canine adenovirus is the causative factor for the occurrence of Hepatitis in dogs that can enter the dog’s body in various ways-
- By consuming feces
- Through the saliva
- Nasal discharge
- The urine of the infected dog.
As the dogs have the habit of licking and smelling the fecal matter as well as urine of their fellow dogs, thus the virus can easily spread to other dogs. When you take your pet out for a walk, you should be very careful that the pet must not get in contact with other street dogs and their fecal matter.
Also if your dog is infected with the hepatitis virus you must isolate the pet, so that the virus could not spread further. You should not allow your pet to have feces on the rods or in an open area. There should be a separate space for the defecation process of dogs that must be cleaned timely. These are some necessary steps to avoid the spread of such infectious diseases among dogs.
Hepatitis in dogs is as harmful as the hepatitis virus in human beings. The Canine virus targets various blood vessels and different organs of the dogs including-
The symptoms can vary from slight to severe symptoms depending upon the body of each dog. The mainly seen symptoms are
- Fever (most common)
- Loss of appetite
- Watery eyes
- Jaundice in some cases
- Abdominal pain
- Delayed blood clotting
- Eye swelling
Severe cases may lead to
- Bruises on face areas
- Severe inflammation
Diagnosis is made through various physical symptoms of bruising and no blood clotting. To confirm the diagnosis various lab tests are recommended including-
- Antibody tests
- Blood tests
- Liver tests
- Liver biopsy (severe stage)
Dogs with acute hepatitis can be treated successfully with the use of various medications while dogs with chronic hepatitis need monitoring and in severe cases, the treatment is done just to upgrade the dog’s quality life.
Vaccines are being practiced in many areas and hepatitis is controlled in those areas.
- Anti-inflammatory medicines
- Immunosuppressive drugs
- Symptomatic treatment for eyes, nose, and tonsils such as eye drops, ointments, etc.
- Blood transfusion is needed in severe cases
Herbal remedies for Hepatitis in dogs by Planet Ayurveda
Planet Ayurveda is a very well-reputed Ayurvedic pharmaceutical company that prepares its patent medicines and treats the patient under the guidance of qualified Ayurvedic doctors. The company originated for the treatment of human beings but with the passing of time the company has its roots settled in the diseases of animals including dogs, horses, cows, buffaloes, cats, and many other animals.
Here we will discuss in brief the medicines that are used to treat Hepatitis in dogs-
1. Yakrit Plihantak Churna
This is an herbal remedy for liver and spleen-related diseases prepared by Planet Ayurveda in its pharmacy. Herbs used to prepare the churna are- Bhringraj (Eclipta alba), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), kaasni (Cichorium intybus), and Sharpunkha (Tephrosia purpurea). This rare herbal combination detoxifies the liver that will give relief from pain and other problems caused by Hepatitis.
Dosage – Give ½ teaspoon of churna two times daily, mixing with dog food.
2. Liver Detox Formula
This formula is prepared from various herbal medicines that are used to cure liver problems such as hepatitis, jaundice, liver cirrhosis, etc. In dogs, this formula is used to treat Hepatitis infection due to the presence of herbs such as- Himsra (Caapparis spinosa), Makoy (Solanum indicum), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa), etc. This syrup will revive the damaged liver cells by giving strength to your dog.
Dosage- Give 1 capsule of this formula twice daily to your dog.
3. Phyllanthus Niruri Capsules
These capsules prepared by Planet Ayurveda are used to enhance the functioning capacity of the liver and thus the overall body. The potential extracts of the plant Phyllanthus niruri (Bhumi amla) are used for the manufacturing of the capsules. This is a well-known herb around the world because of its hepato-protective properties. Also, this herb is very helpful in treating chronic cases of Hepatitis.
Dosage– Give 1 capsule to the dog twice daily.
4. Livo Plan Syrup
This very natural herbal medicine in the form of syrup is used to treat various liver-related ailments. It is prepared from a very wonderful combination of herbs such as – Bhringraj (Eclipta alba), Rohitaka (Tecomella undulata), Patol (Trichosanthes dioica), Pit papada (Fumaria indica), etc. This syrup not only keeps the liver healthy but also maintains the exact hormonal and energy levels in the body.
Dosage- Give 10 ml of the syrup to the dog, twice a day.
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Do not let your pets suffer, if you can treat them without side effects with Ayurveda. Hepatitis is treatable in the acute stage and manageable in the chronic stage with herbal ayurvedic medications.
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